Motability Events Archives - Driving Mobility

The Big Event – Harrogate – Yorkshire Event Centre Friday 9 and Saturday 10 August 2024

Motability events are the perfect way to find out everything you need to know about the Motability Scheme and to see the latest vehicles available. You can also see WAVs, adaptations, powered wheelchairs and scooters, and get lots of expert advice.

The Big Event – Edinburgh – The Royal Highland Centre, Friday 13 and Saturday 14 September 2024

Motability events are the perfect way to find out everything you need to know about the Motability Scheme and to see the latest vehicles available. You can also see WAVs, adaptations, powered wheelchairs and scooters, and get lots of expert advice.

The Big Event – Exeter, Friday 28 and Saturday 29 June 2024

Motability events are the perfect way to find out everything you need to know about the Motability Scheme and to see the latest vehicles available. You can also see WAVs, adaptations, powered wheelchairs and scooters, and get lots of expert advice.

The Big Event – Birmingham, Friday 17 and Saturday 18 May 2024

Motability events are the perfect way to find out everything you need to know about the Motability Scheme and to see the latest vehicles available. You can also see WAVs, adaptations, powered wheelchairs and scooters, and get lots of expert advice.

Wessex DriveAbility

It is with great sadness that we have to report that Wessex DriveAbility, with its main centre in Southampton and outreach centres at Salisbury, Basingstoke and Ferndown, will cease operations on 31st March 2023. This closure is primarily due to the prevailing economic conditions.

It is with great sadness that we have to report that Wessex DriveAbility, with its main centre in Southampton and outreach centres at Salisbury, Basingstoke and Ferndown, will cease operations on 31st March 2023. This closure is primarily due to the prevailing economic conditions. Driving Mobility will be redirecting their service users and referrals to surrounding centres at Weymouth, Yeovil, Leatherhead and Worthing while new centres are set up in the south central region to support our client base more locally.

 

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Driving Mobility to help young disabled drivers get independent at Kidz Middle

Driving Mobility, the national charity that provides specialist driving and mobility assessment centres, will be exhibiting at Kidz to Adultz Middle to help young disabled people get mobile.

Driving Mobility to help young disabled drivers get independent at Kidz Middle

Driving Mobility, the national charity that provides specialist driving and mobility assessment centres, will be exhibiting at Kidz to Adultz Middle to help young disabled people get mobile.

Kidz to Adultz Middle, Thursday 16th March 2023, 9:30am – 4:30pm, Coventry Building Society Arena, Coventry. CV6 6AQ. Free entry and parking. Driving Mobility stand – CZ9.

The national charity Driving Mobility coordinates a network of 20+ centres, many with outreach facilities, which provide ‘fitness to drive’ and mobility equipment assessments. Supported by The Department for Transport, Approved Driving Instructors (ADI) and Occupational Therapists (OT) guide and support young individuals who self-refer or are signposted from the DVLA, Motability, Police and NHS. Every member is committed to enabling people, of all ages, so they can remain independent whether driving an adapted vehicle, using assistive equipment or travelling by accessible transport. 

Young disabled drivers are permitted to gain their provisional licence a year early, at 16, if they receive the enhanced rate mobility component of PIP. Driving Mobility centres help these drivers through a range of services including:

  • Driving assessments to ascertain the right adapted vehicles and controls
  • Complete guidance from obtaining a licence to passing a test
  • Specialist adapted driving tuition – practical and theory
  • Expert help with transfers and mobility equipment

For younger clients and parents, Driving Mobility centres also offer the following services, again on display at Kidz Middle:

  • Assessment, advice and fitting of specialist car seats for children with disabilities
  • Advice on paediatric powered wheelchairs

Alongside vehicle related services, the charity provides guidance for travelling on public transport with a disability. From accessible buses, trains and planes through to community transport, the Hubs Mobility Advice Service, operated by Driving Mobility, is a unique service provided by 15 of its UK centres. There is also the Tryb4ufly advice service specifically for air travel with a disability. 

 

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